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Offline dass

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selecting another desktop enviroment
« on: November 18, 2016, 02:58:50 pm »

A curious question, in APTus exists the option of change to another graphic environment ( as for example of KDE to MATE) the  add of  MATE (for example) its removes automatically the previous KDE? or  left them -  the 2 as option to the enter to the system? And i can select one of them each time want to log in?

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Re: selecting another desktop enviroment
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2016, 07:13:13 pm »
One potential problem is that some of your dot files might conflict between the two (or more) DE's.  Or they may not.   I have only used "tasksel".   "man tasksel'

 It (and aptus I would believe) should automatically set up lightdm or sddm, etc. to allow you to choose at boot which DE you want to run.   
Search forum for "More info easier via inxi"    If requested -  no inxi, no help for you by  me.

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Re: selecting another desktop enviroment
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2016, 09:14:23 am »
APTus Desktop item install the desktop environment or window manager.
It does not delete desktop(s) that already exist.
You can choose those desktops when you log in.
In the case of default (LightDM), it is probably the icon on the upper right.

Note: KDE Plasma 5 is displayed as "Plasma" in the session item. (not "KDE")
« Last Edit: November 19, 2016, 09:19:18 am by balloon »

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Re: selecting another desktop enviroment
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2016, 04:06:10 pm »
Don't forget that if you install alternative desktop environment you will have tons of other applications installed.

It would be better to to test those in virtual machine.